Herewith a link to the most recent posting by the excellent legal journalist Stuart Taylor. In a book co-authored with K.C. Johnson, Taylor had chronicled in detail the enormous travesty of justice at Duke when a black stripper falsely accused white male lacrosse players of rape -- the denial of due process to the laxers was reminiscent of Jim Crow days, but with racial roles reversed. [I discuss the case and the book in an Academic Questions article entitled "Durham's Disgrace" - subscription required]. Taylor's recent posting details the continuing rise to glory of the Duke academics who had tried to "lynch" the laxers. It makes for riveting and depressing reading. Duke alums, if you haven't yet suspended your donations, now's the time.
- December 18, 2009